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Wojciechowski, Marian


Marian Wojciechowski was born April 25, 1914 in a region called Poland just as World War I was beginning. He grew up there when the country did not technically exist, and their language was forbidden. By the 1930s and the dawning of World War II, Wojciechowski was a young man struggling to understand what was transpiring, but knowing that he must participate in the Polish underground resistance against the Germans.

His activism got him arrested and sentenced to Auschwitz as a non-Jew and without penalty of death. He got married to his wife, Wladyslawa, in 1945 while in Germany. They moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1998 and he became a member of the Polish-American community through their churches, veteran groups, and their cultural organizations.